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Scholarship deadlines April 3

Did you know that Woman's Press Club of Indiana offers three awards for hard-working Indiana journalists?

All application materials and other details are on our Grants page. Check it out, then download the application! Deadline is April 3.

Bridget Carson

Bridget Carson displays a collectible mug that was up for auction at the recent fundraiser for the club's education fund, which supports the scholarship program. (Kendal L. Miller photo)

Auction nets more than $1,000 for education fund

The Nov. 19 auction of prized items and gift certificates earned $1,262 for WPCI's annual scholarship program, including the Hortense Myers scholarship, the Louise Eleanor Ross Kleinhenz Scholarship and the Gene and Julie Slaymaker Service to Journalism Award. The club will present the scholarships in May.

Attendees brought new and gently used (think: regifting!) items for the auction, and member Fred Granger once again served as master of ceremonies. Among the booty: tickets to performances, overnight stays in French Lick, member Margaret Nelson's prize-winning meringues and other baked treats, a year's membership in the Society of Professional Journalists and numerous tchotchkes and gewgaws. All the proceeds go to the scholarships.

Club honors contest winners
Granger and Garmel

Elizabeth Granger, left, was named Communicator of Achievement for the third time and will compete at the national conference. WPCI secretary Marion Garmel presented the award. (Kendal L. Miller photo)

Woman's Press Club of Indiana celebrated its members' achievements and honored scholarship recipients during the annual awards luncheon May 14 at Hollyhock Hill in Indianapolis.

Top awards included:

Elizabeth Granger, Communicator of Achievement. She will compete with other affiliates’ COAs at the National Federation of Press Women conference in September. This is her third COA award from WPCI, and she previously was a runner up at the national level.

Fred Granger, Kate Milner Rabb Award. This award honors a member who has made outstanding contributions to the club. Fred Granger has served as scholarship committee chair and helps out as auctioneer during the annual education fund auction.

Granger and Garmel

Fred Granger, left, received the Kate Milner Rabb award, WPCI's highest honor. WPCI secretary Marion Garmel presented the award. (Kendal L. Miller photo)

Gabby McLemore and Tory Ziege, both IU seniors, won Hortense Myers Scholarships for their work as student journalists. McLemore and her family and friends attended but Ziege was in Chile for a class trip.

Margaret Bauer, who could not attend, won the Louise Eleanor Ross Kleinhenz Scholarship. She has taken on teaching journalism and advising student publications as a second career and will use the scholarship for training.

Individual professional members won for their previously submitted work from last year. The first place winners will compete at the national level and will receive honors during the NFPW conference.

In the high school contest, coordinator Elizabeth Granger reported that of the 179 entries from Indiana high schoolers, 17 first place winners will compete at the national level. Those results also will be announced at the conference.

Granger and Garmel

IU senior Gabby McLemore received a Hortense Myer scholarship. Fred Granger resented the award. (Kendal L. Miller photo)

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